ISLAMABAD: Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said that the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) plays an important role in creating an enabling environment to promote business in the country.

He was addressing the graduation ceremony of SECP’s first batch of ‘HAWKS Training Program’. at the SECP Head Office. Governor SBP, apprised the new officers of the recent economic reforms and policy measures taken by SBP to achieve sustainable economic growth in Pakistan. He also commended the simplification, supervision and transparency reforms implemented by the SECP.

The inaugurated Business Centre has a skilled team and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. It is being launched with the aim of improving overall user experience, and will bring SECP a step closer to standardizing the process of business registration in Pakistan.

Earlier, SECP Chairman Aamir Khan, during his welcome address commended the achievements of the central bank governor in shifting the economy towards a path of recovery. He said, “Dr. Baqir has single handedly paved the bridge that has connected millions of Pakistanis living across the globe with our domestic financial system. Roshan Digital Account is a success story that makes a wonderful case study of transformative intervention.

Talking about the HAWKS program, the SECP Chairman said that it was designed to implement a robust induction mechanism at entry-level, and was targeted at hiring and grooming highly qualified and talented individuals, who can provide future leadership for the apex regulator.